How to Build Your Own Blackman Pipe
Hard water pipes are notoriously hard to get right and can cost upwards of $100,000.
Here’s how to make one yourself.
Blackman plumbing supplies, an online plumbing supply store, recently made a blackman pipe out of reclaimed wood and PVC pipes.
“This is my first pipe, and I’ve had it for two years, but it has a lot of features that are very appealing to me,” says Josh, who has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
Josh has made the pipes with reclaimed wood from his garage.
“It has a really cool handle and handles look really cool, and it’s pretty heavy,” he says.
Josh also says the pipes are very affordable, so he plans to sell the pipes on eBay and give them away.
The Blackman pipes have been a long time in the making.
Josh says he’s had the pipes for about five years, and is still looking for a buyer.
He has already received a few offers, but the company has never contacted him.
“I’m just trying to make a bit of money and be able to keep working,” he said.
Josh started making the pipes at home about a year ago, after reading an article about the blackman pipes in Popular Science.
“When I saw the article, I knew I wanted to build my own pipe,” Josh says.
The pipes have a stainless steel body and PVC piping, and a black-and-white design on the outside.
They look similar to the black man pipes made in China.
Josh and his friends decided to make the pipes out of old PVC pipe.
“The first couple of times I tried to make this pipe out, I was kind of disappointed, but after two years and I’m getting good results, I’m happy,” he told The Atlantic.
Josh is still trying to find a buyer for the pipes, and says he plans on selling the pipes to charity.
He says he has a few ideas for the charity pipes, like a small children’s hospital or a children’s center.
“There are so many other pipe charities around, like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Mercy of America,” he explains.
The pipe is still in its early stages, and Josh has plans to finish it and sell it off on eBay.
He also hopes to sell some of the pipes that he’s made to charity, but he hasn’t decided how.